The putting down on one sheet in a graphic and easily legible form the most important factors concerned in determining the picture and the course of a disease, as well as the therapy instituted to control it, is obviously a great advantage over the old and still quite universally practiced method of using different sheets for different data. The newer method not only saves much time, but enables one to correlate at a glance many of the observations into a picture of the whole. The idea is not original, as it was seen and used by one of us in its developed form in 1910 at the Kaiserin Augusta Victoria Haus in Charlottenburg.
The chart of this institution was ruled for thirty-one days, and was a most elaborate affair, providing not only for recording the temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, food, stools, symptoms, treatment, calories, etc., but also for various data
GERSTENBERGER HJ, RUH HO. A COMBINED TEMPERATURE, WEIGHT, FOOD, SYMP TOM, ETC., RECORD CHART FOR PEDIATRIC WORK. Am J Dis Child. 1918;16(1):44–51. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1918.01910130051007
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